[IronPython] Building IronPython/IronRuby for Mono?

Vernon Cole vernondcole at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 18:41:09 CET 2011

On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 11:03 AM, Doug Blank <doug.blank at gmail.com> wrote:
> I need a solution for general installs. Perhaps a stand-alone Mono
> 2.10 install will work, if I can't build IronPython 2.7 on Mono 2.10,
> and then run with Mono 2.6.7...

I think that the http://apebox.org/wordpress/linux/370/ link will end
up being the solution.
I just looked at it. It is written by Jo Shields (directhex), who is a
member of the Debian mono team, IIUC.

Among other useful things, he says: "This guide does NOT take startup
scripts into account – it’s your problem to ensure you’re using the
correct “mono” command to run your copy of MonoDevelop or Tomboy or

The good news is: we may have an answer for that.  I have in my
possession a pre-release copy of an as-yet unnumbered PEP by Mark
Hammond. Mark is going to propose a python launcher program for
Windows, so that it will obey a "shebang" command to launch one of
multiple versions of python.

I proposed that IronPython launching ability should be included in it.
The reference code he supplies is in Python, and quite simple.

It would not be hard to make an Ubuntu version of a similar program,
to check for and launch the appropriate version of mono and IPy.

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